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Neurotic Styles

Neurotic Styles

  • Author: David Shapiro
  • Publisher: N.A
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Shades of Loneliness

Shades of Loneliness

Pathologies of a Technological Society

  • Author: Richard Stivers
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780742530034
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 149
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In this incisive and controversial book, Richard Stivers rejects genetic explanations of psychological problems, arguing instead that the very organization of technological societies is behind the pervasive experience of loneliness. In its extreme form, loneliness assumes pathological dimensions in neurosis and schizophrenia, which reflect the contradiction between power and meaninglessness that characterizes modern life. Loneliness, in its many manifestations, seems to be the price we must pay for living in a technological world. Yet nurturing family, friend, and community ties can mitigate its culturally and psychologically disorganizing power. This book is a clarion call for a renewal of moral awareness and custom to combat the fragmentation and depersonalization of our technological civilization. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Neurotic Styles

Neurotic Styles

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780971951129
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Organizational Pathology

Organizational Pathology

Life and Death of Organizations

  • Author: Yitzhak Samuel
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 141283029X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 187
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Organizational Pathology draws an extended metaphor that the life cycle of an organization is akin to the biological life cycle. Like all living things, organizations will encounter problems that lead to decline and eventual failure. This work discusses the basic problems and life threatening diseases responsible for organizations’ failure and death, including organizational politics, organizational corruption, and organizational crime. The book also contains a critical look at crises and fixations; failure and survival; and processes of disbandment and closure of dying organizations. The consideration of these issues follows a diagnostic model of failure. Yitzhak Samuel argues that if the problems that lead to failure can be predicted or diagnosed early, their severity can be assessed and possible remedies can be implemented to avoid escalating crises. At the very least, an understanding of why and how decline happens can be gained from this analysis. This book offers facts about the causes and consequences of organizational downfall and clues about diagnoses of certain symptoms of abnormal behavior, and how to identify early signs of decline or failure. In order to illustrate these abstract arguments and concepts, Samuel uses various real-life examples of events that have occurred in cross-country contexts. In this way, Organizational Pathology: Life and Death of Organizations should serve a variety of readers. Although primarily intended for students and scholars in the social and behavioral sciences who are familiar with the study and the practice of organizations, this book’s informal style makes it easily accessible to a wide range of readers. Just as Samuel’s previous book on organizational politics led to new lines of research and theory, this book will encourage similar studies in organizational pathology and institutional malaise.

Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology

Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology

  • Author: Steven Slavik,Jon Carlson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415951682
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 443
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Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology presents an overview of the central theoretical tenets and specific fundamental concepts of Individual Psychology, framed on terms that make it possible to verify empirically many of these theoretical foundations. Sections of the book are organized into subject areas such as social interest, creative self, lifestyle, and family constellation, each containing seminal articles by Adler, Dreikurs, and other founding thinkers, and introduced with an original essay by a contemporary scholar. Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology informs the reader of the recent and current theory in Individual Psychology, presented in order to generate new empirical research and future directions for development. Slavik and Carlson have pulled together a truly unique source for current thinking and theorizing in the field, providing the next generation of researchers, scholars, and scientists with the tools to move Individual Psychology into its next phase of refinement.

Trust and the Health of Organizations

Trust and the Health of Organizations

  • Author: John G. Bruhn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306472657
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 222
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The level of trust in an organization's culture will ultimately determine whether or not it is trustful, healthy and successful. This text is based on interviews with chief executive officers from profit and non-profit organizations, who record their experiences in creating trust in their environment and their perceptions of the health of their organizations. The collected data reveals: the qualities of a "trusted" leader; how they created trust or how trust was destroyed in organizations; how leaders worked in distrustful environments; and how to create a more healthy organization.

Personality and Psychopathology

Personality and Psychopathology

Critical Dialogues with David Shapiro

  • Author: Craig Piers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441962140
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 292
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With his penetrating theory of personality and his nuanced understanding of the psychotherapeutic relationship, David Shapiro has influenced clinicians across the theoretical spectrum since the publication of Neurotic Styles in 1965. This influence is on vivid display in Personality and Psychopathology, as noted contemporary theorists critically evaluate his work in a fascinating dialogue with Shapiro himself. Starting with a crucial therapeutic observation—the centrality of the relationship between what the client says in session and how it is said—contributors revisit his core concepts regarding personality development, the prevolitional aspects of psychopathology, the limits to self-understanding, and the defensive uses of self-deception in light of current psychodynamic, evolutionary, and systems theory. Shapiro’s replies, and the contributors’ rejoinders, highlight points of departure and agreement and provide further clarification and extension of his ideas on a wide range of salient topics, including: The experience of autonomy in schizophrenia. Defensive thinking to prevent dreaded states of mind. The linguistics of self-deceptive speech. Self-deception as a reproductive strategy. Intentionality and craving in addiction. The subjective experience of hypomania. Personality and Psychopathology affords psychotherapists and research psychologists not only a unique opportunity to gain insight into Shapiro’s contributions, but also new lenses for re-examining their own work.

The Relationship of Neurtoic Styles to Rorschach Variable Patterns

The Relationship of Neurtoic Styles to Rorschach Variable Patterns

  • Author: Linda Sue Cohen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Neuroses
  • Page: 190
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The neurotic organization

The neurotic organization

  • Author: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries,Danny Miller
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 241
  • View: 7076
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Is your organization obsessive-compulsive or passive-aggressive? Corporate neurosis expert Manfred Kets de Vries analyzes dysfunctional organizational behavior in terms of accepted psychoanalytic types and arrives at some genuine insights into why some companies are healthier than others.